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THE PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD IS OPEN.

TOURS

Tours are limited to single family groups every hour (a group is one or more people), preferably four or fewer in any one group. Larger family groups may be split into two smaller groups. Tours are of the first floor only. Everyone must register if they would like a house tour. Drop-ins are not accepted. Even if you are visiting onsite for another program you are required to register for a house tour.

To register, call 610-584-5104
or email: peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org 

PROGRAMS  

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Photo of a George Washington reenactor at the Peter Wentz Farmstead.


Friday, September 30 to Tuesday, November 29
From Home to Headquarters: Washington in Worcester

Join us as we go back in time to October of 1777 when the Peter Wentz Farmstead was transformed from a family home to the military headquarters of General George Washington and his wartime military family.  The exhibit will feature a detailed re-creation of the first floor rooms used by Washington and his military staff to run the Continental Army during his stay.  Learn about the troops’ movements in Montgomery County as part of the Philadelphia Campaign and the effects their presence had on local residents like the Wentz family.  This exhibit will run from September 30th through November 29th.  Admission to this exhibit is included in our regular tours.  Call the site at 610-584-5104 to reserve your tour Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  

This exhibit has been made possible through a generous grant from the Spring House Questers. 

All ages, free.


Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Exhibit Opening - From Home to Headquarters: Washington in Worcester

We know that Washington slept here, but what else did he do?  Join us for the grand opening of our new exhibit – From Home to Headquarters: Washington in Worcester – to find out!  View the detailed re-creation of the first floor rooms used by Washington and his military staff to run the Continental Army during his stay.  Learn about the troops’ movements in Montgomery County as part of the Philadelphia Campaign and the effects their presence had on local residents like the Wentz family.   Enjoy demonstrations by living historians, meet Washington’s Life Guards, and more!

All ages; free.  No registration required.


Sunday, October 2 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Bloodhounds: A Look at the British Light Infantry

George Washington was headquartered at the Peter Wentz house in order to stage an attack on the British at Germantown. Although the Americans initially had the advantage at the Battle of Germantown, the disciplined British troops rallied and put the Continental army into retreat. One of the challenges Washington’s men faced in battle were the British light infantry, who were known as bloodhounds for the way that they relentlessly pursued the patriot forces. Join the recreated His Majesty’s 40th foot, light infantry company as they demonstrate the tactics that these crack troops employed against the Washington’s soldiers.  Demonstrations will take place at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm.

All ages, free.  No registration required.


Nature Programs

For programs below, please email Rebecca at rblacketter@montcopa.org for registration or questions. Meeting location provided once you register.

T-shirt dyed with natural materials

Friday, October 7  11am or 1pmHomeschool –Natural Dyes

Come learn how colored clothes were made back in colonial times. Discover what plants make different color dyes. Bring along a cotton white shirt to dye with all the natural dyes! We must limit the number of children at this program because of supplies. Supplies are only available for children ages 7 to 16. Registration required- email rblacketter@montcopa.orgPlease include which time frame you are interested in attending.

Children ages 7-16 with adult; $5 donation recommended 

Public Program Full Moon Walk at NFP

Friday, October 7 at 7:15pm 
Full Moon & Folklore

Join us for a hike under the Hunter’s Moon. Learn some facts about the full moon and some folklore. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Limited space available, Registration required. Meet at pavilion adjacent to parking lot.

All ages; Free


Public Program Bird Walk at NFP

Tuesday, October 18 at 8:30 am 
Bird Walk at Peter Wentz

As we are in the peak season for warblers and other songbird’s migration, this will be a walk you won’t want to miss! Many of these species are passing through as they finish their migration. Join park staff to observe these amazing birds that are only stopping by. Bring binoculars or borrow ours! Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Limited space available, Registration required. Meet at pavilion adjacent to parking lot.

All ages; Free



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FIELDTRIPS

We hope to be able to offer onsite field-trips again soon! To book an appointment (subject to cancellation), discuss COVID requirements, and other details please contact peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org to inquire.


OUTREACH

Are you interested in a fieldtrip or event for your class, venue, or meeting? In-person outreach is currently on hold due to COVID regulations, but virtual outreach is possible via Zoom. Please contact us at peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org to inquire.


DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT

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